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Targeted strategies for tuberculosis in areas of high HIV prevalence: a simulation study

Mellor, G.R., Currie, C.S.M., Corbett, E.L. and Cheng, R.C.H., (2007) Targeted strategies for tuberculosis in areas of high HIV prevalence: a simulation study Henderson, S.G., Biller, B., Hsieh, M.-H., Shortle, J., Tew, J.D. and Barton, R.R. (eds.) In Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 7 pp, pp. 1487-1493.

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Abstract

We describe the analysis of a discrete event simulation model of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV disease, parameterized to describe the dual epidemics in Harare, Zimbabwe. The HIV epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa is particularly severe and has led to a significant rise in TB cases. We use the model to evaluate new strategies for improved detection of TB cases in a high HIV prevalence setting. The structure of the model and its validation will be discussed, but the paper will focus on the analysis of the model output.

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Published date: December 2007
Venue - Dates: Winter Simulation Conference 2007, 2007-12-09 - 2007-12-12
Keywords: Simulation, tuberculosis, HIV, disease modelling
Organisations: Operational Research

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Local EPrints ID: 54546
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/54546
PURE UUID: 4a0c6ab1-e094-4bbb-83d2-3c89f88c2639

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Date deposited: 28 Jul 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:35

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Author: G.R. Mellor
Author: C.S.M. Currie
Author: E.L. Corbett
Author: R.C.H. Cheng
Editor: S.G. Henderson
Editor: B. Biller
Editor: M.-H. Hsieh
Editor: J. Shortle
Editor: J.D. Tew
Editor: R.R. Barton

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